Applications open for mediation training scholarship

Published Friday, 27 January, 2017 at 02:06 PM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has called on young Queenslanders to apply for the Cranstoun mediation training scholarship.

The Jack Cranstoun Scholarship was established in 2015 in honour of a much-loved member of the Dispute Resolution Branch who lost his life suddenly in October 2014.

Mrs D’Ath said the scholarship offered three young people the opportunity to be trained in mediation and assessed for National Mediator Accreditation.

“Mediators perform a vital role in our community by helping people resolve disputes and reach a mutually agreed solution without going to court,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“Mediation can be used for a wide range of disputes, such as those involving tradespeople, privacy, noise, trees, the family and pets.

“This scholarship provides three young Queenslanders with the invaluable opportunity to work with experienced mediators and gain the skills and knowledge needed to start their career in mediation.”

The scholarship panel is seeking applicants aged 21-30 with excellent communication skills; experience working as a volunteer with a community service or charity; and an undergraduate degree (or nearing completion) in arts, law, counselling, peace and conflict studies, or business.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to a panel interview.

Applications close at 4pm, 27 February 2017.

For full details on the application process, visit

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